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    Q189: Do I need a solicitor if I have to attend court as a witness?

    No, if you are a witness or a complainant in a case then you do not need a solicitor. You are simply telling the court what you saw/what happened etc. The Crown Prosecution Service prosecutes the case on behalf of the police and the defendant will have a solicitor to represent him/her but you yourself do not need any legal representation.

    For more information please see the websites in Related Information. There is a link to the 'Help for Victims' website and a YouTube guide to their website.

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